Allington W.I. – Latest Activities

Saturday, 23rd March – Allington Spring Fayre
Allington Spring Fayre was another great success, enjoyed by all – a bottle stall – ‘Everyone a Winner.’

Wednesday, 3rd April we enjoyed an evening of history
Keith Hanson talked to us about ‘Kings and Queens since 1066.’ We all enjoyed a very informative, interesting and, at times, humorous talk!


Willie, Willie, Harry, Steve

Harry, Dick, John, Harry Three.

Edward One, Two, Three, Dick Two

Henry Four, Five, Six then who?

Edward Four Five, Dick the Bad

Harrys twain and Ned, the lad.

Mary, Lizzie, James the Vain

Charlie, Charlie, James again.

William and Mary, Anne o’Gloria,

Four Georges, William and Victoria

Edward Seven, Georgie Five,

Edward, George, Liz and Charlie (alive)

Keith Hanson was:-

  • A former soldier of some 30 years.
  • Became a Yeoman Warder at The Tower of London in 1997.
  • Later gained promotion to become the Chief Exhibitor, primarily responsible for the safety, security and presentation of the Crown Jewels.
  • Also during this time Keith served as a member of the Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeoman of the Guard.
  • In 2020 Keith was awarded the Royal Victoria Medal, for his service to the Crown.

Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning British monarch, transformed the monarchy and served as a symbol of stability and continuity for over six decades.

The Queen ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history, becoming a much loved and respected figure across the globe.

However, King Louis XIV of France ruled for longer than the Queen, he headed the country for more than 72 years, between 1643-1715.

Questions were asked and everyone was very interested about Keith’s career and then refreshments were enjoyed by all!

Programme below of future Speakers and Talks – all meetings take place in Allington Village Hall – 7.30 for a 7.45 pm start. All visitors are most welcome to attend – visitor fee of £5.00

1st MayJudith Baron – ‘Education Changes Lives – The Story of The David School, Sierra Leone.’
5th JuneSheila Browne and Dog – Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
3rd JulyCharles Garland – ‘Dads Army – How a TV sitcom is created.’
AugustLunchtime meal (TBA) and Tea at 2.00 pm (TBA) – Members only.
4th SeptemberAlison Lewis, Parks and Events Community Engagement Officer, South Kesteven District Council – ‘Sign Language Demonstration.’
2nd OctoberDebbie Starr – ‘Silk Painting – Paint your own silk hankie.’
6th NovemberMembers’ Night.
4th DecemberJanice Mould – ‘17th Century Christmas.’
JanuaryNo Meeting.
5th FebruaryColin Deeley – ‘History of Southwell Workhouse.’
5th MarchAnnual Meeting.
2nd AprilDorothy Gaughan – ‘Food Bank/How it works.’

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